Back in the early days, if you called Barn Light Electric to order a handcrafted, vintage-inspired ceiling pendant, chances were pretty good that you’d be talking to the owner on the phone. That’s what happens when you start a business and you’re responsible for everything from sales to manufacturing to making sure there’s paper towels in the bathroom.
Barn Light Electric has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early 2008, and while the phones are now manned by an entire sales team and the workforce hovers around 120, one thing hasn’t changed — the focus on customer service.
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I love spring, but man, she carries a lot of baggage! Spring brings warm breezes and an explosion of new growth, yet she also drags along plenty of pollen and a seemingly never-ending list of things to do.
As you tackle your list of clean out, spruce up chores this spring, your checkbook may take a hit after multiple trips to the garden center and home décor stores.
We’re here to help keep your checkbook happy and offer hundreds of ways to change up your look for spring with our annual Spring Sale! To celebrate the season, from now through Sunday, April 24th, 2016, you can take 15 percent off hundreds of our indoor and outdoor lighting products and home... Read More
It’s finally that most perfect of seasons, when the sun starts to shine a little warmer, flowers begin waking from their winter nap, and chirping birds return from their yearly migration. At this time of year, our attention naturally shifts from cozy indoors to front porches and backyards, neglected for months and in desperate want of some TLC. And when the final flower is planted and blade of grass mowed, be sure to show off your hard work – even when the sun goes down – with the perfect exterior lighting.
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What’s the best thing about an old barn? Definitely the character.
The worst thing? Outdated materials, worn out wiring, and critters that sneak in via every nook and cranny.
When Marti and her husband Steve started planning to build a barn on their property in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, they wanted the character of an old barn but with new barn perks.
“Our barn is newly built, but we tried to use materials and designs so that it would look like a remodel of an older barn,” Marti says. “We decided to use real wood on the exterior because we just couldn’t find a product that gave an authentic, old barn feel.”
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When we attended the Design Bloggers Conference a few weeks ago in Atlanta, we enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting dozens of new interior designers and bloggers. One new face belonged to Kevin O’Gara, an Atlanta native who created his own blog, Thou Swell, three years ago which has been steadily gaining followers ever since.
Did I mention he’s still in high school?
With a fresh eye for design and a passion for sharing home, garden and decor tips, Kevin will head off this fall to Cornell University’s Design and Environmental Analysis program. We asked Kevin to take over the blogger’s chair today and give us his thoughts on the humble... Read More